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Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel

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Vatican City, Italy
Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel

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Overview

The Vatican Museums are among the largest museums in the world and with over five million annual visitors they can get incredibly crowded. This self-guided tour is ideal for those who want to take their time and not be restricted by a guided tour. Save time with fast-track, skip-the-line entrance tickets, browse the galleries at your own pace, and visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel at a time that suits you.
  • Skip-the-line entrance: avoid the long queues and head straight inside
  • See magnificent artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Bernini
  • Self-guided tour: spend the entire day exploring the museums
  • Choice of entrance times to suit your schedule
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Entrance to the Vatican Museums
Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
Skip the Line entrance tickets
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be informed that the Vatican Museums provide wheelchair free of charge in the main lobby. You can easily pick one up upon entering, before starting your own independent visit.
  • If you are looking for a tour with wheelchair access you can choose our private wheelchair accessible tour so our guide can lead you through an alternate route.
  • Please note also that - the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintains a strict dress code year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Backpacks, tripods and big umbrellas must be left inside the cloakroom upon entering Vatican Museum. To reduce any disruption for your group, we recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours About
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel.
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What is the social distancing policy during Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel.

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  • "it started at close to 10, but the wait in line outside was incredibly long, over an hour, even for prebooked tours." See review
  • "Booking fast track was easy, voucher received by email straight away." See review
  • "Skip a line was great but tour guides were a bit disorganized." See review

Reviews

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283 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-3
Go on your own when you want.
Mary_W
, May 2022
All this does is get you in. You can do this yourself. The guide took us inside but that was it. She left us standing around waiting so we just had to figure it out on our own.
star-5
Traveling with our grown sons
Tracy_M
, May 2022
Went with our grown sons. Something that I have wanted to experience for a long time. Didn’t disappoint. There was so much to see. Facilities very good. Regret that we only had a short time, could’ve spent all day there.
star-4
Sistine Chapel-Fast track tickets
Pushpa_W
, May 2022
Sistine Chapel was the most memorable. Finding Redemption point not very clear. Should marked up clearly where to go for the fast track tickets. Group couldn’t hear what the leader was saying most of the time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Fine for the price
Grace_H
, May 2022
It’s fine for what you pay for, make sure you’re 20 mins before the time you book because they’ll make you pay extra. The staff are not really helpful and they will try get money from you any way they can haha just get the admission tickets they offer tours but I didn’t see anyone going for it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Good price for last minute booking
Jose_C
, May 2022
It would've been great to be able to download our tickets instead of trying to find the location to pick up the tickets in a city that we were unfamiliar with.
star-1
difficult to locate
Linda_G
, May 2022
the meeting place to exchange our vouchers was so hard to find that we missed our tour; it would have been much better to have been able to print our actual tickets
star-4
Good tour wish I would’ve...
Madison_M
, May 2022
Good tour wish I would’ve have know the meeting point was not at the Vatican. Was about 10 minutes away on on a street corner.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Easy and simple
Amanda_T
, May 2022
We took a taxi to the meeting point. It was very easy to find. We were walked to the museum and given our tickets, at which point we were on our own- which we prefer. This location had many guided tours as well, should you want to book that.
star-1
Complete waste of money !
robin_a
, May 2022
I booked a fast track ticket but when I arrived I asked where the queue was situated. No one knew and I had to queue for over an hour! I got there at 9.30 am I asked several others in the queue if the had a fast track ticket and they didn’t have one. When I got to the Chapel I told the ticket man who just shrugged his shoulders and said there was just the one queue !!!
star-3
After online ticket...
Zandra_S
, May 2022
After online ticket purchase, direction aren’t clear on where to pick up tickets. When called, the rep was unable to give clear directions on how to arrive to the correct address.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Overall ok except for the beginning
Christian_K
, May 2022
The overal experience was good. It was frustrating at first the coordination to get the tickets. There are multiple tours within the area. So we were unsure to which tour to go.
star-1
Worst sight to order from
Sasha_A
, May 2022
That this sight robbed me of my money and unwilling to work with me due to unseen events I had no control over.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
The feeling of being led...
Anne_H
, May 2022
The feeling of being led like cattle to the slaughterhouse, of being treated very unkindly by the staff
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Low Coat Option for Sistine Chapel
James_A
, May 2022
I am not sure why this is not rated better than 3.0 stars. Our experience was very positive. The museum website was sold out of tickets so we used Viator’s “Skip the Line” excursion. We arrived at the ‘About Tours’ office located at Via Getmanico 8, and were greeted by staff who were friendly and polite. We were offered an English speaking tour for an additional fee but we just wanted access to the museum and Sistine Chapel. The reason was we chose the latest time slot (3:30pm) and we wanted to see the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms and a few museum pieces before it closed. Shortly thereafter, a guide led a group of us (about twenty people) to the Museum entrance and we got right in. We then went through the metal detectors and after a short wait the guide returned with individual tickets for everyone and we were on our own to explore the museum and Sistine Chapel. If you want a low cost option to skip the lines and just access the museum and Sistine Chapel on your own, I recommend this option for $34. We were happy with the tour company and Viator.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Viator = terrible
Ildiko_B
, May 2022
I bought tickets only, they wouldn’t give us our tickets, forced us to join a tour and charged us extra money. Will never use Viator again.
star-1
YOU STOLE MY MONEY
Sotiria_C
, May 2022
I don’t know who is responsible for this but you stole my money for nothing!!!!! I paid 70€ To arrive to the address you said for the tickets for them to say that it’s not possible to enter to capela sistina without giving 50€ more…. I should have gone to the police cause this is robery! The man in that place talk very bad to me as I was trying to understand the problem and he literally throw me out of the shop, they were 2 men shouting in 2 young girls without reason and we just wanted the tickets we paid for
star-5
Well organised skip the line
Mark_D
, May 2022
We were very well looked after. The guide ensured everyone got their ticket. I have a mobility issue; he was careful that I was not left behind. Take your FFP2 mask with you - the scalpers will charge €5. You will NOT and I mean NOT get in without one.
star-1
Herded like sheep, not at all fast track , and being over charged
Sadia_Z
, May 2022
Being dragged from pillar to post , being sold a mask for €5 which wasn’t mentioned , being told we’re smiling the line , when we ended up waiting around for 45 mins for a ticket. Then came the COVID pass panic , which wasn’t needed in the end
star-1
Terrible
Blake_D
, May 2022
Staff were horrendously rude, refused us our tickets and made us leave. The whole process is also inconvenient because they email you a ticket that isn't actually valid and then make you go to a building that is at least a 15 minute walk away from the actually place you're going. Would not recommend this service to my worst enemy. Shocking
star-2
Ripped off
Vincent_R
, May 2022
Fast track to another que! To many people crammed into the event Sistine should be seen fist not last. Underwhelming!

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